Uber Technologies News

Uber’s London License Ban Marks Global Regulatory Backlash for Ride-Hailing Firms

Uber Technologies Inc. and its rivals disrupted global transport, riding on a lack of regulation to drive exponential growth. Now, regulators are closing in. London’s transport authority banned Uber for a second time on Monday, citing concerns about customer safety …

Uber in London Awaits Decision on License Renewal in Its Important European Market

London’s transit authority is set to announce as soon as Monday whether it will grant Uber Technologies Inc. a new license to operate. If Transport for London decides against the company, Uber could face expulsion from its most important European …

Uber Must Show London Regulator Its Drivers Are Insured, Trained, for License Renewal

Uber Technologies Inc. has been granted a two-month license to operate in London as the ride-hailing app makes stuttering progress in winning over the city’s regulator. Transport for London had previously declined to grant Uber a private-hire license, but said …

London’s Uber Drivers Sue City’s Mayor for ‘Discriminatory’ New Levy

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to charge Uber Technologies Inc. drivers to operate in the city center amounts to racial discrimination and puts some out of business, lawyers for the drivers said Wednesday in court, in the latest stage of …

Dubai Ride-Hailing Firm, Careem, Provides Accident Insurance for Drivers, Passengers

Dubai-based ride-hailing service Careem Networks FZ is looking for new ways to get ahead of main rival Uber Technologies Inc. in the Middle East. Careem launched an accident insurance program for passengers as well as drivers in Turkey and is …

Uber’s London License Faces New Legal Challenge as Cab Drivers Fight Back

Months after Uber Technologies Inc. won a reprieve in a high-stakes battle over its operations in the U.K. capital, its London license is back in question. United Cabbies Group, which represents taxi drivers in the capital, brought a legal challenge …

Uber Faces $1.3B Tax Suit in UK from Lawyer Who Won Major Brexit Ruling

The lawyer who spearheaded a landmark court case — which ended with the European Union’s top court ruling that the U.K. can unilaterally reverse Brexit — appeared in court Wednesday for a fresh battle, this time with Uber Technologies Inc. …

Uber Pledges to Fight UK Court Decision that Drivers Should Be Treated as Workers

Uber pledged [on Dec. 19] to challenge a U.K. Court of Appeal decision that drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed employees, a verdict that has potentially wide-ranging implications for the rapidly growing gig economy and the rules …

Uber Court Case in London Could Determine Future of UK’s Gig Economy

Just months after Uber Technologies Inc. persuaded a London judge to allow it to keep operating in the city, the ride-hailing company is back in court. At stake this time is an issue that could strike at the core of …

Update: Chubb Partners with Uber to Cover South African Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. is partnering with insurance company Chubb Ltd. to cover its South African drivers in case of death or injury as violent attacks plague the country’s cities. The new deal will pay out a lump sum to the …